Time for Bed by Mem Fox and illustrated by Jane Dyer, is a relaxing bedtime book. The go-to-bed phrases have a wonderful rhythm just right for rocking a child to sleep.
It’s time for bed, little mouse, little mouse,
Darkness is falling all over the house.
The richly realistic paintings of animal mothers and babies evoke a peaceful, relaxing feeling. After cycling through other animals at bedtime, it of course ends with the little child being tucked in “good night!” With gentle rocking and a parent’s soft voice, this book is simply wonderful for a rocking-chair bedtime read.
But there are an infinite number of rocking-chair books out there. What bedtime or rocking-chair books have been your favorites?